The Detroit Tigers snap their losing streak in Los Angeles against the Angels with impressive performances from Zimmermann and Cabrera.
The Detroit Tigers picked up a win tonight against the Los Angeles Angels. This snaps a four-game losing streak for Detroit and gives Jordan Zimmermann his first win of the 2019 season. Both the pitching and offense performed well in the 7-2 victory.
Zimmermann, along with the rest of Detroit, has struggled on the year. Prior to tonight, he was 0-8 with a 7.57 ERA. He had his stuff working in this one though, going for 5.1 innings and only allowing two runs to score. He did run into some trouble in the sixth inning but was bailed out by Blaine Hardy who struck out two batters to escape the inning. The Tigers bullpen was flawless after that, with their all-star closer Shane Greene closing out the night.
Miguel Cabrera had quite a night in Los Angeles as well, both behind the plate and with his mouth. Cabrera was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI’s on the night. After his home run, he was heard saying “in Detroit that’s a flyout”. This likely has to do with players like Nicholas Castellanos complaining about the dimensions of Comerica Park.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, Christin Stewart exited the game early after colliding with the outfield wall going after a fly ball. Stewart was responsible for one of the Tigers’ runs, driving in Castellanos. It was reported that he suffered from a concussion from his collision, and will most likely be placed on the injured list.
The Detroit Tigers continue their series in Los Angeles tomorrow at 10:07 EST. Drew VerHagen will look to turn things around. He is currently rocking an ugly 14.40 ERA, and he will surely look to ride the momentum from the first win in the series. The Tigers will also look to keep their bats going after scoring seven runs in the first game.